BALSAM

Boosting Accuracy of Laser Additive Manufacturing
About

BALSAM project addresses the problem of surface quality and geometric accuracy in Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM). This project is carried out at the University of Luxembourg and Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship under the supervision of Prof. Peter Plapper. BALSAM project has the scope to strengthen cross-border cooperation in the field of R&D and promote excellent research for LAM and provide room for further studies at the fundamental and applied levels. 

Objectives

The overall objective of the BALSAM project is to provide methods, models and tools of sensing and control design suitable for a LAM system 

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Monitoring System

Developing a monitoring system for collecting experimental data and detecting typical faults in the LAM process

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Control System

Designing a novel control system for improving surface quality and geometric accuracy in LAM

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Prototype Implementation 

A prototype implementation to perform experiments and measurements to validate the controller performance during real-time operations.

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